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299th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Heidi Roizen, DFJ

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 18th 2017

Heidi Roizen, Operating Partner at DFJ, discusses her important article, “How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing,” and imparts crucial lessons to entrepreneurs on how to look at terms in a venture financing situation.

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237th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Eric Benhamou, Benhamou Global Ventures

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 18th 2017

Eric Benhamou, Managing Partner of Benhamou Global Ventures, was the CEO of 3Com, a pioneer in the networking space, and the key competitor to Cisco. He also ran Palm, the first Smartphone maker, that 3Com acquired, then spun out and took public. He provides an insightful window into the opportunities in the enterprise cloud infrastructure space, and in Cyber Security, and also explains why he is not necessarily looking for Unicorn companies to invest in. This, I might point out, is a highly unusual perspective in today’s VC universe, so you may want to pay attention to his analysis of the market.

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232nd 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Brian Jacobs, Emergence Capital

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 18th 2017

Brian Jacobs is General Partner, Emergence Capital, SaaS / Cloud domain experts boasting a fabulous portfolio, including solid exits like SuccessFactors, Yammer, and Veeva. He discusses his views on where cloud opportunities are likely to be at this point. While we’re in a mature market, he is still bullish on innovation.

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287th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Ashmeet Sidana, Engineering Capital

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11th 2017

Ashmeet Sidana, Founder of Engineering Capital, a seed-stage venture fund focusing on infrastructure technology, had a lot of insights to offer, and delivered one particular piece of wisdom that is close to my heart. He says, funding is like candy. Don’t eat too much candy. Whole wheat bread and proteins are customers and revenues. That’s what you should focus on. Brilliant analogy, don’t you think?

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260th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Ashish Gupta, Helion Ventures

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11th 2017

Ashish Gupta, Co-Founder of Helion Ventures, one of the key players in India’s venture capital eco-system. If the topic interests you, this discussion is extremely crisp and insightful.

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307th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Anand Daniel, Accel Partners

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11th 2017

Anand Daniel, Partner with Accel Partners, discusses Accel India’s investment strategy at length.

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322nd 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With David Blumberg, Blumberg Capital

Posted on Monday, Apr 10th 2017

David Blumberg, Founder and Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital, has been in the business for a long time, and we had a very interesting chat about the evolution of the venture business over the last 15 years. We also discussed some areas where there are opportunities to build new scalable businesses.

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323rd 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Asheem Chandna, Greylock Ventures

Posted on Monday, Apr 10th 2017

Asheem Chandna, General Partner at Greylock Ventures, on the topic of funding fat startups, something Asheem has done routinely, one of the very few VCs still doing so. Very interesting discussion.

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241st 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad

Posted on Thursday, Apr 6th 2017

Ann Winblad, Co-founder of Hummer Winblad, is one of the most successful women VCs in our industry, and as I mentioned in my introduction, I have never heard her whining about bias against women. One of the most encouraging things she discussed today is how her firm is sourcing interesting ventures from all over the world, not just Silicon Valley. Mulesoft, one of their hot portfolio companies, had its CEO based in Malta, originally!

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242nd 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With David Hornik, August Capital

Posted on Thursday, Apr 6th 2017

Dave Hornik, General Partner, August Capital, as some of you may know, shocked the industry years ago by being the first VC to start blogging. His peers were aghast! Well, clearly, he saw something before everybody else, and today, many VCs blog, Tweet, and do all sorts of other things to engage in social media, now a dominant force in the industry. He discusses a number of points, of which, I want to particularly draw your attention to his views on the subject of Freemium.

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306th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With John Dougery, Inventus Capital

Posted on Thursday, Apr 6th 2017

John Dougery, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Inventus Capital, a fund that is one of the earliest players in the Silicon Valley – India corridor, discusses his firm’s investment focus, as well as reviews the trends of the Indian market.

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295th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Sasha Mirchandani, Kae Capital

Posted on Thursday, Apr 6th 2017

Sasha Mirchandani, Managing Partner of Kae Capital, an early stage venture fund, is also a co-founder of Mumbai Angels. Sasha re-emphasized that Indian VCs only invest in India-facing B-to-C ventures and global B-to-B startups. India-facing B-to-B is not a sector that gets any investment, with few exceptions. We discussed the lack of exits in India, as well as the missing late-stage funding for B-to-C ventures facing the Indian market. Those of you who are working out of India would do well to keep these key points in mind.

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312th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Sandeep Singhal, Nexus Venture

Posted on Thursday, Apr 6th 2017

Sandeep Singhal, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners, is a key player in the India-US startup corridor. The discussion spans trends in SaaS, Open Source, and the Indian venture capital market in general. If you are working in the technology startup sector with an interest in India, this is a discussion worth listening to.

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298th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Ashu Garg, Foundation Capital

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 4th 2017

Ashu Garg, General Partner at Foundation Capital, outlines the top trends driving startups and venture capital from his firm’s perspective.

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245th 1Mby1M Roundtable Podcast With Warren Weiss, Foundation Capital

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 4th 2017

Warren Weiss, General Partner at Foundation Capital, has a long track record in the Silicon Valley venture capital industry. He shares areas he and Foundation are excited about as opportunities for building future Unicorns.

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